An atypical personality, Léopold Chauveau (1870-1940), parallel to his activity as a doctor embraced by family obligation, took refuge very early on in a strange artistic universe, as singular as it was original.
A sculptor, illustrator and author of books for adults and children, he was long forgotten by art history, before a donation from his grandson to the Musée d'Orsay in 2017 brought his name back into the limelight.
He began sculpting around 1905 and soon monsters became a leitmotif of his production, in both sculpture and drawing.
Exhibition at the musée d'Orsay (Paris) from 10 March to 29 June 2020
256 pages / 200 illustrations
Rmn-Grand Palais / Musée d'Orsay
Dimensions : 18 x 25,2 cm
Size of the book : Relié PP sans jaquette
Number of illustrations : 170
Diffuseur : FLAMMARION SA
Distributeur : FLAMMARION SA
- Paris - Musée d'Orsay
- Léopold Chauveau (1870-1940)